Marvellous

11th Sep - 3rd Oct

Marvellous

By Neil Baldwin and Malcolm Clarke
Adapted for the stage, and directed by Theresa Heskins

An epic story of an extraordinary life.

This might sound like a tall tale; one you won’t believe. It’s a tale filled with football stars, comedians and bishops; circus acts, budgies and politicians; mayors and Her Majesty and a B.E.M. This is a story of a fantastical life.

From the moment he was born, Neil knew he was destined to do wonderful things. And so that’s what he did. He joined a church choir then appeared on Songs of Praise; he hitchhiked across the country then became a famous clown; he went to see his local football team then became their kit man; he left school at 14 with no qualifications then received an honorary degree from Keele University.

And he became a hero.

Created in conjunction with the man himself, in her brand new production, Artistic Director Theresa Heskins brings together six actors, a playful script, lots of physical comedy and her inimitable style to tell the story of Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin: a life-affirming, uplifting account about how to realise your dreams – even when society tries to limit you with a label.

Presented with the permission of John Blake Publishing Ltd.